Last week we published our annual list of resorts where seniors can ski free. For the first time, we added the results of our survey of all Canadian ski areas.

Several readers notified us of areas with free skiing privileges that we had overlooked. They include Arizona Snow Bowl (AZ), Boreal (CA), Loveland (CO), Bellayre (NY), and Cataloochee (NC). Catalooche requires you to be 65. The others, 70.

The list now totals 144 places in North America where seniors can ski free (or almost free). To find the list, click “Community,” then “Subscriber Only Content,” then “Free Skiing For Seniors.” Or take a shortcut by clicking here.

We encourage all readers to submit the names of other areas offering free skiing to seniors or the season passes for $125 or less or day tickets for $25 or less.

Many thanks to the readers who sent in updates.



  1. Arapahoe Basin, CO
    2018-19 SENIOR (70+) PASS
    Senior 70+ Pass – $105

    This pass gives seniors age 70+ unlimited, unrestricted skiing/riding at A-Basin for the entire 2018-19 season.

    Pass benefits:
    Three days at Taos Ski Valley (New Mexico) during the 2017-18 season
    Unlimited discounted single-day lift tickets for friends and family (may purchase at ticket window)
    10% off food and beverage (excluding the 6th Alley Bar & Grill and alcoholic beverages)
    10% off retail purchases at Arapahoe Sports
    Unlimited discounted ski or snowboard tunes in the Crystal One Base ‘n’ Edge Tune Shop
    A-Basin Charge and Stored Value are available for these passes
    All season pass benefits are valid for pass holder only.
    All Arapahoe Basin Season Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
    *Some restrictions and blackout dates apply. Please check our Taos page for details!

    Please be prepared with photo ID as proof of age. Senior Passes must be purchased in person at the Season Pass Office. Prices subject to change. Lesson benefits are not available on 2018-19 Senior Passes. Other benefits listed above are valid all season.

  2. Correction on your list. Belleayre charges $20 for 70+. Used to be free but not for years, Also Sugarbush in VT. Has a 70+ Boomer Midweek Pass which I bought for $126 with tax last Spring. Will be more now. Loveland in CO. Charges $99 for 70+ Season Pass.

    • Michael Maginn says:

      Thanks Carol. Our definition of free also includes Almost Free. $20 is a pretty steep discount, no? Same with Sugarbush.

  3. Boreal Ridge in California does not fit your criteria for inclusion in this list. I would suggest removing it.

    • Michael Maginn says:

      Super Senior ($70+) is $69 for a season pass. Our criteria is anything around $25 for a lift ticket or less than $125 for a season pass qualifies as “almost free” as specified in our article.

  4. this is a post from 2018, is there an updated post/list?

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